Artificial intelligence, extreme weather & climate change
The latest webinar in our series on the business opportunities of extreme weather & climate change focuses on the value of Artificial Intelligence (or AI) to the application of weather data.
NOTE: this webinar has already taken place. It can now be viewed free of charge by following the link below.
The use of AI in conjunction with high powered computers and massive datasets is helping to revolutionise the accuracy and speed of weather forecasting.
Using AI for forecasting isn't new, but the push to use it more often and in different ways is.
For example, in the rapidly developing renewable energy industry, AI can help increase efficiency and reduce costs, fundamental steps in establishing this market. Other key areas such as transportation, predicting devastating events such as tornados and how climate change facilitates the spread infectious diseases show the value of AI can be enormous.
A significant feature of AI is how it can speed data analysis and so produce highly accurate forecasts more rapidly. Improving an extreme weather prediction by just minutes can save many lives and millions of dollars in property.
From the perspective of the new business opportunities, the application of AI is likely to be an especially fertile area.
In this webinar, our panel of leading experts from industry, academia and the public sector will investigate AI's huge potential when it comes to weather affected enterprises.
Moderator & Chair
- Dr. Jan Dutton
CEO of Prescient Weather Ltd.
- Dr. Sue Ellen Haupt
Senior Scientist, Deputy Director, Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research
- Dr. Amy McGovern
Lloyd G. and Joyce Austin Presidential Professor, School of Computer Science and School of Meteorology, Director, NSF AI Institute for Research on Trustworthy AI in Weather, Climate, and Coastal Oceanography, University of Oklahoma
- Florian Pappenberger
Director of Forecasts, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
- John Williams
Senior Manager, Forecasting Sciences, The Weather Company, an IBM Business
This webinar will be of value to:
- Existing weather-related businesses wanting to know more about the business potential of AI
- Entrepreneurs, scientists & researchers investigating opportunities in this growing area
- Existing businesses seeking to diversify into the weather sectors or engaged in areas impacted by weather & climate change
- Investors wanting to understand the opportunities associated with AI and weather data